Real 1900 footage of people going about their lives!

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Real 1900 footage of people going about their lives!

Postby Raphael » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:49 am

This is just so poignant, fascinating. It gives me shivers..especially the bit at the beginning of the man walking down the street- makes me feel I am there..I wonder who was he?..where was he going?....amazing....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQV1_B63 ... re=related


And the music is beautiful and melancholy..and by a living British composer!!! But sounds from another time- fits the footage perfectly.
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Re: Real 1900 footage of people going about their lives!

Postby Cath » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:03 pm

Sound interesting, but link doesn't work?
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Re: Real 1900 footage of people going about their lives!

Postby Raphael » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:56 pm

Try it now....
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Re: Real 1900 footage of people going about their lives!

Postby Cath » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:13 pm

Thanks Raphael! Truly fascinating.

A lot of the folk caught in the shots seem to be aware they are being filmed, which made me wonder what the filming device must have looked like - it must have been an unwieldy thing.

To think that Virginia Woolf was alive when that footage was taken! Great to imagine how it would have been for her, roaming the streets, seeing the men in their bowler hats and with their long umbrellas and the women in their puffed-out dresses covering almost every inch of skin.
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Re: Real 1900 footage of people going about their lives!

Postby Raphael » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:58 pm

Yes it would have been a big camera! Quite a few famous writers were about in 1900- this clip gives one a feel of the era doesn't it?
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Re: Real 1900 footage of people going about their lives!

Postby Cath » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:55 pm

Now all we need is footage of Hampstead in the late 1810s :lol: .
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Re: Real 1900 footage of people going about their lives!

Postby Raphael » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:31 pm

Huh I was thinking of that myself Cath! Imagine if we had seen a photo or footage of the Keats Circle!
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